North Dakota Slip & Fall Attorneys & Lawyers
Living in the upper Midwest, most of us have taken our share of tumbles on ice and snow. A property owner isn’t automatically responsible for an injury just because someone falls or is injured on the premises.
On the other hand, the law demands that all property owners and businesses provide a safe environment for people on their property. If an injury is caused by a defect or hazard on the property, there is a potential claim for damages (medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages) that result from the injury.
We have represented people who have fallen in shopping centers because of hazards (like water or birdseed that is on the floor or potholes in the parking lot). Other cases have involved falls in apartment buildings because a landing or staircase has been inadequately lit or there were no handrails. Whether the fall occurs on business or private property, there are insurance coverage issues that must be taken into account.
What should I do after a slip, trip or fall?
If you are injured on someone’s property, seek immediate medical attention.
As soon as possible, have photographs taken of the scene of the injury, since the property could be fixed quickly and then the evidence of what caused the injury disappears.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible since different statutes of limitations apply. In some cases, you have as little as 90 days to notify the party of a claim. If you fail to give proper and timely notice of an injury, you may lose your right to be compensated for your injuries.
Bismarck & Fargo Law Offices
North Dakota slip, trip and fall lawyers & attorneys serving all of North Dakota, including: Fargo, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Wahpeton, Valley City, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Minot, Dickinson & Williston